We loved many things about Rachel and Mark's wedding day. But what made the day so special to us was that they were able to do a few of the things they love most in life. Although their initial plans had to be cancelled because of the weather, they more than made up for it with a special trip to a horse stable near Minter Gardens. Rachel and her lovely maid of honour are both passionate about riding and it's how they originally met. Their day started at the historic Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. Rachel and her bridesmaids and Mom were wonderfully fun as they primped and preened to look spectacular! Meantime, Mark waited patiently for his bride. Their first look on their wedding day was special and intimate, overlooking a beautiful view of Harrison Lake. From there, Rachel's maid of honour had arranged to take a horse at a nearby farm out for a walk in the field. This was a first for us, so we were excited to say the least! The fields were beautiful and we decided to make a return trip with the whole wedding party!
After much fun and frivolity in Harrison Hot Springs, we headed to Minter Gardens to get ready for Rachel and Mark's ceremony. We've always raved about Minter Gardens - it's just one of those special locations in the Valley that offers so much for wedding days. One of the fun touches for Rachel and Mark's ceremony was their six (count 'em - 6!) flower women (yes women, not girls). What a fun idea that looked great for the ceremony!
We must make a special mention of Lois Keane's fantastic work with the bouquets - we thought they just were perfect for the fields!
Following their ceremony and some great large group and family images at Minter Gardens, Rachel and Mark held their reception in the lovely pavilion there. Their dinner was full of fun and games with lots of great contributions from their guests!
Here are just few images from Rachel and Mark's memorable day. Click on the first image to see a gallery of highlights.
Congratulations on your wonderful wedding Rachel and Mark!
Thank you Dina for your help on this day - it was great to have your creativity with so much happening!
Posted by Randal for Randal Kurt Photography, Vancouver Wedding Photographers.